Re: Rosacea ?
hi dee. i've suffered from acne all my life, it turned into acne rosacea when i was about 19.apparently it's usually middle-aged men who get it the most, or it can be mistaken for an alcohol problem. it was really bad when i had my first baby, at 26, and the photos we have of him in hospital show me with my head turned, or one or two of me with this bright red nose and cheek area when i didn't turn away quick enough.
i tried everything over the years, but it was when i started work again, at 37, that i became very self-conscious and finally saw a specialist. he put me on oxytetracylene, and i've been on it more or less permanently since then. i find i can get away with stopping it for about 3 months max, and then it all flares up, and along with the redness (which never quite goes) i get huge lumps and bumps. i don't just get these lumps and bumps on my face either, i get them 'down there' too, and have had to have a couple surgically removed. i do know that for some unluckly ladies, it can start at menopause.